Why I Teach 154-year-old Mathematical Physics

July 22, 2015 Christopher B. Nelson

The rise in advocacy for education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has centered around the importance of these fields to our nation’s economy and business competitiveness. Recently, however, Fareed Zakaria made a case for STEM education as a part of a liberal education. Zakaria placed particular emphasis on the humanities as being at least as important as the

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